The acquisitions include: Is This All We’re Made Of? (2019), a mixed media work by Plainfield artist Danielle Scott (above, left); Sown (2019) and Oracle (2020), two ceramic works by Cliffwood artist Donté Hayes (right and below, left); and Standing Bear (2020), a digital print on paper by Benjamin West, formerly of West Orange (bottom).
Since the inaugural 1961 NJAA exhibition, The Newark Museum of Art has hosted the NJAA event eight times between 1971 and 2021. The Museum purchased 22 artworks from those exhibitions for its American Art and Decorative Arts collections. The Curatorial team at the Museum has considered such acquisitions as they develop rotations and new installations for the institution’s Seeing America and Decorative Arts galleries.